Like this post? Help us by sharing it! The summer months in Japan are hot. And sticky. And quite uncomfortable. Especially if you come from the UK, where our current July weather is a miserable, grey 15 degrees Celsius. Fortunately almost all hotels and ryokan have air conditioning units in the guest rooms. But please […]
Like this post? Help us by sharing it! Westerners have written lots about the wonders of the Japanese toilet. But keep an eye out for toilets like this: These toilets have a tap above the cistern, so you can wash your hands as your flush. Genius water saving measures from the Japanese 🙂 Japanese toilets […]
Like this post? Help us by sharing it! Here’s a shocking statistic: Japan gets through 24 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks (waribashi) a year. That’s 185 pairs per person. This amounts to A LOT of wood, causing huge deforestation problems, mostly in neighbouring countries such as China. Like this post? Help us by sharing it!